On Friday, September 27, 2019, the bust of His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar was opened in the village of Kniazhychi, Brovarsky district, Kyiv region, in the house where he had lived his last years. Many people came to honor the memory of this outstanding spiritual and moral authority of Ukrainians.
“Today, we have blessed a bust of His Beatitude Lubomyr. It is interesting that this first monument is put where His Beatitude Lubomyr had lived the last very fruitful years of his life,” said His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
The Primate recalled that it was at this place that the Cardinal had met him after the Election Synod in 2011 and embraced him warmly, leaving a pleasant memory and showing support.
“We remember that he is present among us, because today, on this holiday of the Exaltation of the Holy and Life-giving Cross, we feel vividly that those whom the Lord has chosen do not die. His Beatitude Lubomyr is especially present with us today, and this bust is designed to visibly present his invisible face here between us,” emphasized the Head of the Church.
In turn, the sculptor Mykola Obezyuk noted that he worked with great love on this monument. “I want to thank Bishop Bohdan Dzhurakh and my brother Mr. Vasyl Shenderovsky for helping me to be the first to touch this image. And for me it is happiness and great honor,” said the artist.
“Now everyone who comes here will feel that His Beatitude Lubomyr meets him personally and opens the door of his home,” said the Head of the UGCC, and expressed his gratitude to all who came to pay tribute to the memory of his distinguished predecessor.
At the end of the event, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Institute of Physics Vasyl Shenderovsky said that the figure of His Beatitude Lubomyr played a great role and importance in his life and society. On this occasion, he presented his new book, “Scientists of Ukraine in World Science,” to His Beatitude Sviatoslav and Bishop Bohdan Dzhurakh.
Photo: Roman Malko
Department of Information of the UGCC